Feeling small

March 19, 2006 3:11 PM

The following came out of a conversation with Blinkymummy.

I used to look up at the sky and at the stars and feel utterly small and insignificant. That no matter what I do or say, it will have no impact on the greater scheme of things. In fact I used to have this nightmare where I’d keep shrinking into insignificance, and while I’m shrinking I’d be yelling out for help but no one can hear me. I used to wake up from those with a cold sweat. It was a scary thought. BM said,

“It’s like it doesn’t matter even if you don’t exist the next moment.”

Now, I still look up at the sky and at the stars but I think differently now with regards to the vastness of the universe and how it relates to me. When I think of the infinite space, it makes my problems but not me, seem small and insignificant. It made me feel that the problems can be fixed. And it should make one realise that sometimes your problems carry a bigger weight than they deserve.

BM also said,

“It also means your problems are extra meaningful to yourself and if you don’t do anything about it, nobody will care to.”

So in the bigger scheme of things, your problems may not be as significant as you think them to be and they can be overcome. But you have to put in the effort yourself too.

That’s enough heavy thinking for today, have a great Sunday everyone! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Feeling small

  1. Michael Chua

    Indeed, all our problems do seem insignificant when compared to the vastness of this entire universe. If we are indeed the only creatures in this entire universe, it would certainly have been awful waste of space ;p

  2. Herman

    Sometimes I look back, There was once I had problems so big, so huge, I don’t think I could ever get out from the situation. But looking back, now I think it wasn’t such a big deal.

  3. mooiness Post author

    herman: once you put things in perspective, not only to yourself but to millions of others on this planet that have it worse than you, then your problems do not seem too bad at all.


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